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13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« on: February 11, 2016, 09:22:48 AM »
I gain nothing by passing this gem along...a 30 Amp power supply for under $25 ia a bargain. It is small,light,fan cooled and runs off 110 volt or 220 volts AC (switch adjusted) and 50 or 60 HZ...so it can be run on generator ,wall power or inverter where many power supplies tend to choke up or shut down.

I have run 75 watt VHF and 100 watt HF radios with no problem on one and the heat fan took quite a while to engage. All you need is to attach (with screw terminal) a power cord and your radio,etc.

 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D7CWSCG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 01:47:04 PM »
  I notice in one of the reviews that you should cover the wiring of the wall plug with electrical tape on the power strip for safety. I like to use a glue gun for this Neater and it stays put. Carl did you buy one?

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 03:41:06 PM »
A few months ago I'd have bought two without a heartbeat, but the current Canada/USD exchange rate kills many otherwise good deals. With shipping it will be at least $60 if not more to my door for one, and it could be more if they charge a duty. :-[

Edit: I just double checked and they do not ship to Canada.

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 06:12:59 PM »
I gain nothing by passing this gem along...a 30 Amp power supply for under $25 ia a bargain. It is small,light,fan cooled and runs off 110 volt or 220 volts AC (switch adjusted) and 50 or 60 HZ...so it can be run on generator ,wall power or inverter where many power supplies tend to choke up or shut down.

I have run 75 watt VHF and 100 watt HF radios with no problem on one and the heat fan took quite a while to engage. All you need is to attach (with screw terminal) a power cord and your radio,etc.

 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D7CWSCG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

would it work for a yausu ft100d ? I have one but it has no power supply yet, so havent used it. Also, the kittens here chewed on the handheld mic squiggly wire and chewed some of the outer black covering off, I dont thin they chewed into the inner wires. Can I replace that to make sure there are no shorts ?

Thanks

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 07:14:41 PM »
  I notice in one of the reviews that you should cover the wiring of the wall plug with electrical tape on the power strip for safety. I like to use a glue gun for this Neater and it stays put. Carl did you buy one?

I have bought 4 and just ordered another,mine all came with a flip up cover and I attach the wires so no bare wire is exposed.

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 07:22:49 PM »
would it work for a yausu ft100d ? I have one but it has no power supply yet, so havent used it. Also, the kittens here chewed on the handheld mic squiggly wire and chewed some of the outer black covering off, I dont thin they chewed into the inner wires. Can I replace that to make sure there are no shorts ?

Thanks

It has plenty of power for the radio though it has to have a power cord wired to the supply (and the radio ,of course)

You can,if you need to,order and replace the Mic cord easily..see link

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DTMF-Mic-Microphone-cable-cord-for-Yaesu-FT-100D-MH-36B6JS-FT-90R-FT-2600M-radio-/181325460805

or here: 

http://www.amazon.com/SUNDELY%C2%AE-Microphone-FT-2600M-FT-3000M-MH-36-B6J/dp/B00JC5OCC6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1455243685&sr=1-1&keywords=mh+36

and a whole new Microphone is reasonable here:

http://www.amazon.com/abcGoodefg%C2%AE-Handheld-Shoulder-Microphone-FT-2600M/dp/B011KJFKKE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1455243685&sr=1-2&keywords=mh+36

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2016, 09:55:31 AM »
It has plenty of power for the radio though it has to have a power cord wired to the supply (and the radio ,of course)

You can,if you need to,order and replace the Mic cord easily..see link

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DTMF-Mic-Microphone-cable-cord-for-Yaesu-FT-100D-MH-36B6JS-FT-90R-FT-2600M-radio-/181325460805

or here: 

http://www.amazon.com/SUNDELY%C2%AE-Microphone-FT-2600M-FT-3000M-MH-36-B6J/dp/B00JC5OCC6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1455243685&sr=1-1&keywords=mh+36

and a whole new Microphone is reasonable here:

http://www.amazon.com/abcGoodefg%C2%AE-Handheld-Shoulder-Microphone-FT-2600M/dp/B011KJFKKE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1455243685&sr=1-2&keywords=mh+36

Thanks -- both are ordered

Now I need to, when I get some time, set up a beginning antena. A friend gave me some antena wire, and there is a local ham group, so maybe I can get one of them to help me set up once I have the station ready to go. I am no good to attach wires to trees etc....

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2016, 08:09:25 PM »
Thanks -- both are ordered

Now I need to, when I get some time, set up a beginning antena. A friend gave me some antena wire, and there is a local ham group, so maybe I can get one of them to help me set up once I have the station ready to go. I am no good to attach wires to trees etc....

A local club is a good start for help and knowledge. I can answer specific questions when they come up.

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2016, 08:22:50 PM »
 
Thank You Carl for the info on the power supply. I passed it on to a friend of mine who just got his General. He has a radio, but no power supply or antenna yet. Of course he's on a really tight budget.

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 11:17:50 AM »
Besides a 75 watt VHF radiio and a 100 watt HF radio, I tested with a 160 watt VHF FM amplifier that draws 20 amps at
each transmit and it was working GREAT (many short circuit protectors can fault with this kind of load).

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Re: 13.6 volt ,30 Amp power supply CHEAP.
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2016, 07:08:04 PM »
Many thanks for this one, Carl.  I run everything off 12V solar, but always kind of wanted a grid power "backup to my backup backup."  It was hard to justify $100 or so for that, but at $24 it's easy to press the buy now button.